Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Saint of the Day – May 25 – Saint Bede the Venerable

The Memorial of Saint Bede the Venerable

Saint Bede the Venerable is the Patron Saint of

English writers and historians;
Jarrow, Tyne and Wear, England, San Beda University
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Saint Bede the Venerable Date of Birth, Country of Birth, Profession, Place of Work, Date of Death, Place of Death, Feast Day, Beatification Date, Canonization DateMatrimony/Holy OrdersMonks who became Saints

Saint Bede the Venerable brief life History

Date of Birth 673 AD
Country of Birth United Kingdom in Europe
Profession Doctor of the Church, monk, historian
Place of Work England
Date of Death 26 May 735 (aged 61 or 62)
Place of Death Jarrow, Kingdom of Northumbria (present-day Tyne and Wear, England)
Feast Day May 25
Beatification By Not Available
Canonization By Pope Leo XIII in 1899 in Rome
Patron Saint of English writers and historians;
Jarrow, Tyne and Wear, England, San Beda University
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Saint Bede the Venerable Short life History

Saint Bede the Venerable is also known as
• Venerable Bede
• Father of English History

• He was born around the time England was finally completely Christianized.
• He was raised from age seven in the abbey of Saints Peter and Paul at Wearmouth-Jarrow, and lived there the rest of his life.
• He was a Benedictine monk.
• He was a spiritual student of the founder, Saint Benedict Biscop.
• He was ordained in 702 by Saint John of Beverley.
• He was a teacher and author, he wrote about history, rhetoric, mathematics, music, astronomy, poetry, grammar, philosophy, hagiography, homiletics, and Bible commentary.

• He was known as the most learned man of his day, and his writings started the idea of dating this era from the incarnation of Christ. The central theme of Bede’s Historia Ecclesiastica is of the Church using the power of its spiritual, doctrinal, and cultural unity to stamp out violence and barbarism. Our knowledge of England before the 8th century is mainly the result of Bede’s writing.
• He was declared a Doctor of the Church on 13 November 1899 by Pope Leo XIII.

Today’s Catholic Quote:

”The more,” says the Imitation of Christ, “a man is united within himself and interiorly simple, so much the more and deeper things doth he understand without labor; for he receiveth the light of understanding from on high.”

Saint Bede the Venerable
Saint Bede the Venerable